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"Death by Chocloate" to health and fitness, hear about a number of valentine themed and other community events happening in and around Waco this week.  

If you have waited until now to make plans for your Valentine’s Date – Well – I guess it’s kind of romantic to live life on the edge…lucky for you there is a long list of terrific local restaurants who are offering Valentine’s specials tonight, so hopefully someone will squeeze you in.  That list includes (read more)

Finding employment after the age of 50 is sometimes diffucult due to being over qualified.


I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and biographies.

Dame Jean Iris Murdoch is—to my way of reading—one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century.  She passed away February 8, 1999.  She was a British novelist and philosopher.  She has written 26 spectacular novels, along with a short story, plays, philosophy, and poetry.  I have so many stories about her and her works, I could fill several episodes of Likely Stories.


Spencer Selvidge/KUT

The rule limits what locally generated money can count toward federal matching dollars, and could force some rural hospitals to close.

Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

After Texas passed a law in 2017 allowing foster care agencies to cite sincerely held religious beliefs to deny placements to gay couples, California banned state-funded travel to the Lone Star State.


To help voters learn about candidates this election season, KWBU has partnered with the Waco chapter of the League of Women Voters to present candidate forums for five key local and regional races:

McLennan County Commission Precinct 1; McLennan County Commission Precinct 3; U.S. House of Representatives District 17 (Republican and Democratic Candidates); and District 19 State Judge.

Here is the forum for McLennan County Commission Precinct 1.


To help voters learn about candidates this election season, KWBU has partnered with the Waco chapter of the League of Women Voters to present candidate forums for five key local and regional races:

McLennan County Commission Precinct 1; McLennan County Commission Precinct 3; U.S. House of Representatives District 17 (Republican and Democratic Candidates); and District 19 State Judge.

Here is the forum for McLennan County Commission Precinct 3.


To help voters learn about candidates this election season, KWBU has partnered with the Waco chapter of the League of Women Voters to present candidate forums for five key local and regional races:

McLennan County Commission Precinct 1; McLennan County Commission Precinct 3; U.S. House of Representatives District 17 (Republican and Democratic Candidates); and District 19 State Judge.

Here is the forum for House of Representatives District 17 Republican Candidates.


To help voters learn about candidates this election season, KWBU has partnered with the Waco chapter of the League of Women Voters to present candidate forums for five key local and regional races:

McLennan County Commission Precinct 1; McLennan County Commission Precinct 3; U.S. House of Representatives District 17 (Republican and Democratic Candidates); and District 19 State Judge.

Here is the forum for the U.S. House of Representatives District 17 Democratic Candidates.


To help voters learn about candidates this election season, KWBU has partnered with the Waco chapter of the League of Women Voters to present candidate forums for five key local and regional races:

McLennan County Commission Precinct 1; McLennan County Commission Precinct 3; U.S. House of Representatives District 17 (Republican and Democratic Candidates); and District 19 State Judge.

Here is the forum for District 19 State Judge.


Throwing everything called "art" into a big pile and letting people sort it out isn't the best way of knowing what's worth our time and attention. Fortunately there's help. 

Harry Belafonte's "Oh Freedom" is an early recording of what would become one of the most popular Freedom Songs. 

It’s hard to discuss the future of health and healthcare in America without talking about obesity.

Obesity-related illnesses alone are estimated to cost the US healthcare system more than 190 billion dollars each year. From heart disease to diabetes to some types of cancer to joint problems, the extra pounds we carry are taking their toll on our bodies and our healthcare system.

And the future isn’t looking any lighter according to a major study recently published in the New England

Downtown Depot - Larry Holze

Feb 7, 2020

In Episode 78 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Larry Holze - the spokesperson for the City of Waco. Holze discusses his love for the city and his many years of broadcasting experience. Before that interview, Meek shines the Small Business Spotlight on Joseph Tofanel of Waco Book Binding and talks with Stephanie Maultsby about continuing education opportunities at McLennan County Community College. 


Baylor University recently partnered with Texas Business Journals for an survey highlighting the insights of Texas business leaders into the state’s economy and attitudes towards industry-university research partnerships. In this Baylor Connections, President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., and Jason Cook, Vice President for Marketing and Communications and Chief Marketing officer, analyze the results and share how Baylor’s increased research focus drives innovation, uncovers solutions and prepares leaders for the future workforce.


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